Hannes Berger becomes new CEO of Dr. Schär

Current Chairman of gluten-free brand Dr. Schär Ulrich Ladurner, has announced the new CEO of the company Hannes Berger. Hannes Berger has held key positions in the company for almost 20 years and has been a member of the Board of Directors since it was introduced.

Berger will begin his new role in January 2023, replacing former CEO Phillip Schoeller. As the new CEO, Berger will be responsible for guiding the business into the future and accelerating growth globally.

His past experience and expertise in leading the US market, South America, the UK and Ireland over the last five years will prove valuable in his new role. Under his leadership as CEO and President of North America market, the company’s US sales doubled to become one of its key countries, thanks to investments in local production sites.

“With the appointment of Hannes Berger, we want to continue on the growth path that has seen us play a leading role in recent years,” said Ulrich Ladurner, “Always keeping a focus on innovation, which is the driver that will allow us to expand our business, reaching out into new territories and new nutritional categories.”

For over a century, the company’s mission has been to improve the lives of people with specific nutritional needs. Today, the company – increasingly focused on inclusive nutrition – has 18 sites in 11 countries with over 1600 employees. Its products, with the gluten-free Schär brand among them, are available in over 100 countries. By the end of 2023, the company expects to exceed the €500 million mark in revenue.

“I would like to thank Ulrich Ladurner for the trust he has shown in me, and I am looking forward to working with the team to achieve the growth targets we have set for ourselves, taking on all the challenges and opportunities of an ever-evolving market,” concluded Hannes Berger, CEO of Dr. Schär.

The company hosted a ribbon cutting event at the end of last year to celebrate expansion of its manufacturing facility in New Jersey, designed to double production.

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